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Creating an
ideal environment
for living and learning

Universities across UK


See how Philips provided an ideal environment for living and learning

UNITE Students

This was a really
big project

and Philips proved very helpful in finding the right lighting solutions for the whole business.”


- Steve Batley

UNITE Students
UNITE Students

Customer Challenge


Unite Students provides homes for students in 138 buildings across 28 university towns and cities. The organisation’s core purpose is to provide students witha ‘Home for Success.’ This means helping them achieve more from their time at university.

UNITE Students

The right lighting


The LED upgrade was projected to deliver benefits of £93 per bed across energy, carbon, maintenance and Enhanced Capital Allowances. A year into the project, with installation completed in 41 buildings across 10 cities, indications are that benefits equivalent to £120 per bed are consistently being delivered. These include an 84% reduction in the volume of maintenance report forms received. In addition, annual carbon dioxide emissions are expected to be reduced by about 2,000 tonnes.


“Lighting accounts for about 30% of our overall electricity consumption and our energy strategy identified it as a significant opportunity to make some energy and carbon savings,” explained Energy Environment Manager James Tiernan.

  • MASTER LEDtube InstantFit HF
    MASTER LEDtube InstantFit HF
    The Philips MASTER LEDtube integrates a LED light source into a traditional fluorescent form factor. Its unique design creates a perfectly uniform visual appearance which cannot be...
    • Reduced operational cost thanks to lower energy consumption
    • Lower maintenance cost thanks to 2-3 times longer lifetime than normal fluorescent tubes
    • Fastest and easiest way to upgrade existing luminaire to LED technology; 100%- safe installation process

Lighting the
Universities in the UK

The Team

UNITE Students

UNITE Students

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